One of the benefits of installing an ADT home security system in Kansas City is that you can sync it with home automation. Smart thermostats can make your living space the ideal temperature and eco-conscious. Smart locks empower you to remote control your entrances. And you won’t forget that you left the garage door up again once you get your automated garage door sensor.
However, as great as these tools are on their own, they can have an even more significant effect when used together with your security system. Here are just 5 incredible home automation ideas for Kansas City that will make your home much more responsive to your lifestyle:
Home Automation Idea #1: Put Your Home Down For Bed
Your before bed ritual has become routine: shut off all the lights, lock the front door, adjust the thermostat, and arm your security system. However, how often have you woken up to discover that you failed to lock the front door or left the living room light glaring? And after you neglect to do one section of your evening checklist, it's simple to overlook it another night, as well. Then before you know it, your missed checklist becomes a habit in its own right.
But you can ensure that your house is set for bed every night when you automate your bedtime program. Through your Kansas City home security system, you can generate a scenario that adjusts all your tech without you traveling room to room. With a touch of a screen, you can secure the doors, shut off the lights, adjust the thermostat, and activate your alarm. Or don't worry about failing to remember to hit a button. Set your automation to trigger at a specific time -- such as 11pm.
Home Automation Idea #2: Go On Guard When You Travel For Work
Along with a before bed procedure, you can designate your automation routines to activate when your home is empty. With your ADT Control smartphone app, you can put your house on alert through a single button touch. Now you can be sure that every entryway is locked, every light is off, the alarms are armed, and your cameras are on duty. You can even shut the garage door via the app if you accidentally left it wide open.
You don't need to keep your living space on guard the entire day. Open the doors for out-of-town visitors or service professionals with the smartphone app. Or set your home on lockdown without even lifting a finger. By installing a geofence around your home, your system turns on every time you pull out of the driveway. Then when you return home, your alarms disarm, and your doors unlock when you come up to the garage.
Home Automation Idea #3: Match Moods For Watching TV And The Rest Of Your Life
Leaving the house and putting your house to bed may be just one setting on your home automation system. You can also create atmospheres for all kinds of events. Change the lights just a smidge while lowering your motorized shutters for the premiere movie theatre atmosphere. Illuminate a dimly lit aisle from your bedroom to the pantry for a midnight snack.
You can devise a "party" scenario that seamlessly changes the lights and thermostat to accommodate the increased body heat. Then when someone new arrives at your door, you can ask them to enter through your doorbell camera. You can also customize music and smart lights to turn on via your ADT Control app. And if you decide you want another futuristic piece of smart technology, you can easily add it to your current network.
Home Automation Idea #4: Get Updates To Your Smartphone
Always stay in the know of what's going down in your house with automated notifications sent to your smartphone. Any time a motion sensor on a surveillance camera picks up unwanted movements, you'll know through a text or mobile pop-up. Fire and safety sensors will trigger an alert so that you'll never return home to an unexpected emergency. Or have your smart locks alert you when your kids come home from school. Once you receive a notification, you can judge how to respond.
Speak with porch visitors via the doorbell cameras to direct them where to leave a delivery. Watch your outdoor cameras to judge if the strange movement warrants a phone call to the police. Or remotely turn on lights and music to scare away any unwanted interloper.
Home Automation Idea #5: Be Safe During A Fire
While your home automation system can make you feel safe and secure, they will aid in a fire or other emergencies. When your smoke detectors sense intense heat, your home automation system can spring into action! Set the furnace fan to automatically turn on and vent hazardous smoke. Then have it power on all your smart bulbs to light the way away from the fire, and unlock all the doors for emergency specialists.
In fact, you can set automated protocols to several emergency events. Switch on all the lights if a glass break detector chimes. Sound your high decibel speakers when the 2-button medical alert is pressed. Or get video snippets sent to your phone when your smart locks trip. Nearly all of your tech can be synced to operate together in any way you think will help shield your home and loved ones.